Set 1: d1t01 - Feel Like A Stranger d1t02 - Althea -> d1t03 - C.C. Rider d1t04 - Ramble On Rose -> d1t05 - El Paso d1t06 - Deep Elem Blues d1t07 - Beat It On Down The Line d1t08 - Bird Song d1t09 - Minglewood Blues
Set 2: d2t01 - China Cat Sunflower -> d2t02 - I Know You Rider -> d2t03 - Samson And Delilah d2t04 - Ship Of Fools d3t01 - Estimated Prophet -> d3t02 - Uncle John's Band -> d3t03 - Drums -> d3t04 - Space -> d3t05 - The Other One -> d3t06 - Stella Blue -> d3t07 - Good Lovin'
Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist
Compilations - Other albums which feature this performance of the song
Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists
Feel Like A Stranger
Ramble On Rose >
Deep Elem Blues
Beat It On Down The Line
New Minglewood Blues
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider >
Samson And Delilah
Ship Of Fools
Estimated Prophet >
Uncle John's Band >
The Other One >
Stella Blue >
(FOB/17th Row) Nak 700 -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD (Taped By Barry Glassberg)
Estimated Prophet patched from 9:41 - 10:02
Stella Blue patched from 4:52 - 5:16
U.S. Blues patched from 0:00 - 0:05
-- Seamless transition between Discs 2 and 3
-- I adjusted the pitch of the patch to match the sbd
-- Slight "Wheel" tease before Good Lovin'
Dat (Sony D8) -> VX Pocket 440 -> Sony Vaio C1VP -> Samplitude Professional v7.02 -> FLAC
April 1, 2022 Subject:
Makes me happy :)
March 21, 2022 Subject:
Really love early Brent (79-82), with '81 being the best of those 4 years IMO. Spring '81 has some of my favorite shows from any GD era, and this is one of them. Great stuff.
March 9, 2021 Subject:
First of 2 Smoking Nights at MSG
I was only 17 at the time, a high school senior who'd seen only about 8 GD shows and a few JGB shows at that point. I was hooked by this show and the next night.
I caught 32 GD shows at MSG from September 1979>October 1994, and the energy at these March 1981 shows was how I'll always remember the place. The aroma of the weed wafting through the air as the second set opener China-Rider kicked off is locked in my olfactory center—I can go back to that exact moment in a flash.
October 22, 2020 Subject:
Is worth a listen. I cannot rate it. I'll give it 4, it ain't 4/29/71. This is one where the set list wouldnt matter. They are doing what they do. And what only they can do. This reminds me of 12 28 79 off the top here, but its longer. Someone slept well the night before! It totally rocks.
July 11, 2017 Subject:
Knockin' on the door
Ahhmazing.!! The purity of this..I'm almost there..kinda goofy when the goosebumps come out..Now back to the show...
September 15, 2015 Subject:
This is the most polished the Dead sounded in the Brent era. China Cat>Rider is the best case in point.
March 16, 2013 Subject:
glad I found this show
Wow what great energy from the boys here tonight.This is why we traveled all over the country , to catch magic in a bottle whenever you could .
FLAS is just smoking with Jerry working the distortion like crazy . The first set is good , but the 2nd set, holy shit. I had China Rider playing in the background while I was doing housework and had to put that aside to give this a good listen. Of course kudos to Brent - listen to him fill in the gaps and jam like a mofo in Samson.
November 30, 2012 Subject:
Excellent early Brent-era surprise
A really solid performance right from the first notes of FLAS onward (except maybe the US Blues closer which keeps threatening to derail). 5 star second set for sure. No props for the Estimated yet? I'll be the first.
The reviewer below is right, this show truly is one of the 'nest' of 81.
Here & Now -
September 27, 2012 Subject:
China-Rider trippin... :)
Wow Great jamzs! To note the opening jam to china rider is totally unique and trippy.
September 27, 2012 Subject:
What a great show!
Althea, Bird Song, China>Rider, and the second set start to finish are spectacular. One of my favorite '80s shows and possibly the best post-hiatus China>Rider I know of. Do it.
November 4, 2011 Subject:
i agree with the guy below
this is a rippin show especially the China>Rider, Thye Other One and Stella all in all killer show 5 for performance and 4 for the recording which is really good for this era but not as sharp and crisp as 77 78 though all in all 4.5 in my book but ill go with the 4 altogether
April 29, 2010 Subject:
One of the Nest of '81
Not only is the sounds top notch, but the playing is super charged for this year. '81 can get slow at times and kinda muted, this is not one of those nights. Pure NYC crack right here.
September 22, 2009 Subject:
Grate performance. Perfect sound quality from Mr. Miller. I used to prefer the Jim Wise aud to the sbd I had but this is great. I usually reserve five stars for my favorite years (74,77,78,89,90) but this earned it.